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Manuel Rivera

Manuel Rivera

Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration & Naturalization Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Antioch School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • Rhode Island College
    • M.Ed. - 1982
  • Rhode Island College
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Public Administration
    • Major: Spanish Literature

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Desfile Las America (Lo Nuestro) During Hispanic Heritage Month, 1993
  • Donor - Southern Poverty Law Center, inducted into the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama, to provide inspiration to all those who choose to take a stand against hatred
  • Former Governor Appointee, R.I. Government Commission on Bilingual Education
  • Former Democratic Candidate for State Representative to the Rhode Island General Assembly (District 19) (1980)
  • Former Criminal Justice Act Attorney of the District of Columbia Superior Court for Felonies and Misdemeanor cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Traffic Panel
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Superior Court Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

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The Law Offices of Manuel Rivera, Esq. & Associates, P.C.
1501 Lee Highway, Suite 208
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-807-2003
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